Mogul Embassy
Stable
MembersSee members
Debut2004
Years active2004–2006[1]
2009–2012
2014
2016-2017
2022–present

Mogul Embassy or simply the Embassy is a villainous professional wrestling stable appearing in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and its sister promotion Ring of Honor (ROH), led by Swerve Strickland and Prince Nana. The remaining members, Brian Cage, Toa Liona and Bishop Kaun are former two-time ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions.[2]

History

Ring of Honor (2004–present)

The Embassy was formed in Ring of Honor in 2004 by Prince Nana, who used the gimmick of an African prince. In storylines, Nana used his wealth gained from the taxes of people of Ghana to hire wrestlers to wrestle the Embassy's opponents and rivals, although he did once use winnings from betting on Ghana in a match (against the United States) in the 2006 FIFA World Cup to hire one. Under Nana's management John Walters defended his ROH Pure Championship and Jimmy Rave, Alex Shelley and Abyss won the Trios Tournament in 2006.[3]

On July 23, 2022, at Death Before Dishonor, Prince Nana announced he had purchased Tully Blanchard Enterprises and reformed The Embassy with Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun, Toa Liona and Jonathan Gresham.[4][5] They would go on to defeat the team of Alex Zayne, Blake Christian and Tony Deppen during the preshow.[6] Jonathan Gresham was removed from the group after losing the ROH World Championship and requesting his release.[7]

On December 10, at Final Battle, The Embassy defeated Dalton Castle and The Boys to become the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions.[8][9]

All Elite Wrestling (2022–present)

On the October 14, 2022, episode of Rampage, the Embassy made its All Elite Wrestling debut, losing to FTR and Shawn Spears.[10] On the November 1, 2022, episode of Dark, the Embassy defeated the team of Fuego Del Sol along with Waves And Curls (Jaylen Brandyn and Traevon Jordan).[11] On the December 5, episode of Dark: Elevation, the Embassy defeated Dan Adams, Facade and Star Rider.

On the April 7, 2023, episode of Rampage, Swerve Strickland joined the faction after he announced he was merging his own faction "Mogul Affiliates" with them. The group was then renamed "Mogul Embassy". On the July 26, 2023 episode of Dynamite, AR Fox joined the faction after helping Strickland defeat Darby Allin, but he was fired from the stable on August 23, 2023. On the November 1, 2023, episode of Dynamite, Mogul Embassy defeated The Elite ("Hangman" Adam Page and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) to become the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions for the second time.[12]

On the January 17, 2024 episode of Dynamite, Mogul Embassy lost the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championships to Bullet Club Gold (Jay White and The Gunns (Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn)).

New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2023)

On November 13, 2023, it was announced that Gates of Agony (Liona and Kaun), would make their New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) debut, by competing in the 2023 World Tag League. The duo were announced to be competing in the A-Block.[13] On November 29, Gates of Agony would seemingly join House of Torture, but would reveal it to be a trick on the following December 1st show. The duo finished with 4 points and were unable to qualify for the semi-finals.

Members

* Founding member
I Leader of the Embassy
II Leader of Mogul Embassy
M Manager

Current

Member Joined
Prince Nana *I/M February 1, 2004
Brian Cage July 23, 2022
Bishop Kaun July 23, 2022
Toa Liona July 23, 2022
Swerve Strickland II April 7, 2023

Former

Member Joined Left
Abyss July 2005 January 2006
Alex Shelley July 23, 2005 June 24, 2006
AR Fox July 26, 2023 August 23, 2023
Bison Smith March 20, 2009 July 28, 2011
Claudio Castagnoli 2009 October 2010
Daizee Haze November 2005 September 2006
Donovan Dijak February 27, 2016 February 12, 2017
Erick Stevens November 6, 2009 October 2010
Ernesto Osiris March 20, 2009 July 28, 2011
Jade Chung January 2005 October 1, 2005
Jimmy Rave * Inception
March 21, 2009
October 28, 2006
September 2009
Joey Ryan May 9, 2009 February 13, 2010
Jonathan Gresham July 8, 2022 July 23, 2022
Matt Sydal February 25, 2005 August 12, 2005
Moose December 7, 2014 December 7, 2014
Necro Butcher May 21, 2010 October 2, 2011
R.D. Evans January 22, 2011 July 28, 2011
John Walters * Inception 2005
Ramon December 7, 2014 December 7, 2014
Rhino June 13, 2011 April 2012
Sal Rinauro July 15, 2006 October 28, 2006
Shawn Daivari March 6, 2010 October 2010
Tommaso Ciampa January 22, 2011 July 28, 2011
Veda Scott December 7, 2014 December 7, 2014
Xavier January 2004 April 2004

Part-time

Member Joined Final appearance
Conrad Kennedy III June 24, 2006 June 24, 2006
Dave Taylor April 2, 2011 April 2, 2011
Vanessa Harding February 25, 2005 February 25, 2005

Sub-groups

Current

Affiliate Members Tenure Type Promotion(s)
Gates of Agony Bishop Kaun
Toa Liona
2022–present Tag team ROH
AEW
NJPW

Timeline

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ "The Embassy (2004–2006)".
  2. ^ "The Embassy - Cagematch.net".
  3. ^ "Embassy - Online World of Wrestling Profile".
  4. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (July 23, 2022). "Prince Nana Announces He's Purchased Tully Blanchard Enterprises At ROH Death Before Dishonor". Fightful. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  5. ^ Powell, Jason (July 23, 2022). "7/23 ROH Death Before Dishonor results: Powell's live review of FTR vs. The Briscoes in a best of three falls match for the ROH Tag Titles, Jonathan Gresham vs. Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH Championship, Samoa Joe vs. Jay Lethal for the ROH TV Title, Wheeler Yuta vs. Daniel Garcia for the ROH Pure Rules Title". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  6. ^ "ROH Wrestling.com Death Before Dishonor 2022 Results".
  7. ^ "Report: Jonathan Gresham asked to be released by AEW/ROH". 24 July 2022.
  8. ^ Powell, Jason (December 10, 2022). "ROH Final Battle results: Powell's live review of FTR vs. The Briscoes in a Double Dog Collar match for the ROH Tag Team Titles, Chris Jericho vs. Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH Championship, Mercedes Martinez vs. Athena for the ROH Women's Title, Daniel Garcia vs. Wheeler Yuta for the ROH Pure Rules Title". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved December 10, 2022.
  9. ^ "ROH Wrestling: Final Battle 2022 Results".
  10. ^ "AEW Rampage recap & reactions (Oct. 14, 2022): Maria's Kingdom". 15 October 2022.
  11. ^ "AEW Dark recap (Nov. 1, 2022): Freshly Squeezed trios action". November 2022.
  12. ^ Powell, Jason (November 1, 2023). "AEW Dynamite results (11/1): Powell's live review of Orange Cassidy vs. Claudio Castagnoli for the AEW International Title, Hikaru Shida vs. Willow Nightingale for the AEW Women's Title, Tony Khan's announcement". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved November 2, 2023.
  13. ^ "411Mania".